Thursday, October 19, 2017

Nothing is liberating about cheapened sex

Hook-ups, slutwalks, ubiquitous porn — the pendulum of permissiveness has swung too far

Vladimir Putin is positioning himself as the main player in the Middle East

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: First review shows it works but implementation can be improved

European Commission - Press release

Ukraine’s new bill treats Bitcoin as financial asset, encourages mining - media


Plácido Domingo "The Pearl Fishers"

#YouToo: You wanted this as much as I did

#YouToo: Did you agree to have a dinner with me?

#YouToo: Did you agree to look at the paintings in my home?

#YouToo: Did you agree that you are: #YouToo

Med-Reform gets over the finish line

The wannabe Maidan

EU court recognizes legality of decision to freeze assets of Yanukovych, his son

Ukraine parliament greenlights healthcare reform

Sessions: Justice Will Review Concerns About Russian Payments to Clintons Before Uranium Deal with Putin

Spain to impose direct rule as Catalonia leader refuses to back down

Merkel: rule of law in Turkey going 'in wrong direction'

CfP: Dissecting Violence: Structures, Imaginaries, Resistance

Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis International Workshop and Conference, 4-6 April 2018. (Full details to be found at the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis.)

Violence is all around us. Our everyday practices, unwillingly and unknowingly, often support cultural, social, economic, and legal structures that cause and perpetuate physical and psychological harm. These structures, whether visible or hidden, tend to privilege certain groups of people, and dehumanise other groups. The way we conceive violence depends highly on the groups we belong to or are categorised in, and on our individual and collective experiences. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Russia extends term of political asylum for Yanukovych

Canada: Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law)

#DisinfoReview: The pro-Kremlin mirror accuses the US of meddling in European elections

This week, pro-Kremlin disinformation tactics accelerated attempts to react to the ongoing investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 US elections. After ridiculing the debate about the role of Russian interference in the US and German elections and laughing at the discussion on Russian media's distorted view on the Catalan referendum, the focus moved to distracting the audience from the topic with some classic "whataboutism".

California Employment Law Bills Sent to Governor’s Desk

В Раду внесли законы о криптовалютах

"A huge deal" for China as the era of Xi Jinping Thought begins

In Election, Austria’s Nazi Past Raises Its Head

An anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim party won the Austrian elections on Sunday, and its leader might form a government with a party founded by ex-Nazis.
So much for the hopes of spring that election results in the Netherlands and France hinted that the political tide in Europe had turned away from the far right. Last month, Alternative for Germany became the first far-right party to enter Germany’s Parliament since World War II, winning 13 percent of the vote and 94 parliamentary seats.

How Lawyers Protect the Harvey Weinstein in Your Workplace

Special Report: Backroom battle imperils $230 million cryptocurrency venture


Omelyan gets his choo-choo’s back – Ukrzaliznytsya

What do renters need to know in a natural disaster?

The 2019 DV Lottery is Now Open

Seeking a green card? Online registration for the State Department’s 2019 Diversity Visa Lottery program also known as the "green card lottery," is open now and closes on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at noon Eastern Time. Registration is free, beware of fraud schemes.
Please note that due to a technical issue, entries submitted between October 3-10 when the lottery originally opened are not valid and have been excluded from the system. Resubmit your application and it will not count as a duplicate entry.

Гройсман прокоментував масову акцію під Радою

Netherlands receive Buk missile from Georgia to investigate MH17 disaster

Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers voids agreement with Russia on military enterprise production

Week’s milestones. Tymoshenko's decision, Groysman's prospects, and Kasko's somersault

Martin Luther: Reluctant reformer who rocked Christianity 500 years ago

Chatam House Report: The Struggle for Ukraine (PDF)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


За полгода до Майдана: Федоров озвучил детали операции по аннексии Крыма

Украина: шесть сценариев ее будущего международного позиционирования

Ukraine: Sechs Szenarien für ihre künftige internationale Einbettung

3 Changes to the EU Trade Mark Regime: What Applicants Need to Know

Can One Workplace Incident Create a Hostile Work Environment?

Privatization-2018: UAH 22 bln expected from sale of state property

Academics entertain the idea of law without lawyers

Constitutional Court in Moldova rules against President Dodon

EU-Russia trade bouncing back - despite sanctions

Johnson & Johnson wins reversal of $72 million verdict over talc cancer risks

Ukraine, Malta sign agreement on creation of business council

"According to an Interfax-Ukraine reporter, during the business forum the chambers of commerce and industry of Ukraine and Malta signed an agreement on the creation of the Ukrainian-Maltese business council."

Ukraine was elected to the UN Human Rights Council

Protesters set up first tents outside Rada in Kyiv (Photo)

Harjit Sajjan: Canada supports Ukraine today, will support it tomorrow and in the future

Ukraine-Malta business forum: Ukrainian President invited Maltese business to invest in Ukraine

Russian troll factory paid US activists to help fund protests during election

Guide to Doing Business in Canada: Employment law

Will #MeToo Become a Movement?

The Opioid Crisis, The Courts, And The Chamber of Commerce

5 Reasons Startups Are Amazing In-House Opportunities

Best Peer-To-Peer Lending Sites (2017) Top 5 P2P Services

Monday, October 16, 2017

31-річний канцлер та ультраправі в уряді: що змінить для України зміна влади в Австрії

Myths about the State of Nature and the Reality of Stateless Societies

AI Goes To Law School

The Libertarian Dream Was Tried Here

Job Vacancy – General Director for the Office for the Coordination or European and Euro-Atlantic Integration

Gifts to Charity: Six Facts About Written Acknowledgements

Throughout the year, many taxpayers contribute money or gifts to qualified organizations eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions. Taxpayers who plan to claim a charitable deduction on their tax return must do two things:
  • Have a bank record or written communication from a charity for any monetary contributions.
  • Get a written acknowledgment from the charity for any single donation of $250 or more.
Here are six things for taxpayers to remember about these donations and written acknowledgements:

North Korea: EU adopts new sanctions

8 Reasons the 8 Hour Workday Doesn’t Make Sense

«Задача в том, чтобы довести дело MH17 до суда»

Groysman: revenues to local budgets 30% up in Jan-Sept 2017

Russia decided to send troops to Crimea even before receiving Yanukovych letter – witness testimony

Bill on Donbas de-occupation: notes ahead of second reading

Präsident von Putins Gnaden

Free Trade With South Korea Works

El Gobierno ve inaceptable la respuesta de Puigdemont y le urge a rectificar antes del jueves

Sunday, October 15, 2017

What Austria's election says about Europe's political landscape

Renewable energy in Ukraine: step forward, two steps back

Religious Liberty and Federal Law

Memorandum from the Attorney General

Российская внешняя политика и украинские правые

Наглядный результат российской внешней политики в отношении Украины - растущее с каждым годом количество участников марша 14 октября.

Чем громче призывы "бороться с фашистами" - тем эффектнее фотографии с очередной такой ходы. Чем больше денег Кремль вливает в свою пропаганду, тем сильнее мобилизационный эффект в среде украинских правых.

The Cheapest Flights to Europe: A Guide

Is your karaoke business in legal trouble before it even begins?

Budapest to continue to oppose Ukraine's further integration into EU because of education law

Reasons why Ukrainian population shrinks

Austria set to elect youngest EU leader in move to the right

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Грузия обновила конституцию: после 2018 прямых выборов президента не будет

В пятницу грузинский парламент преодолел вето президента и утвердил проект новой конституции, окончательно превращающей Грузию в парламентскую республику.

Weinstein and Our Culture of Enablers

Of all of the dismaying and disgusting details of the Harvey Weinstein saga, none is more depressing than this: It has so few heroes.
There is a storybook villain, Mr. Weinstein, whose repulsive face turns out to be the spitting image of his putrescent soul. There are victims, so many of them, typically up-and-comers in an industry where he had the power to make or wreck their careers, or bully or buy their silence, or, if some allegations are to be believed, rape them.

75-річчя УПА: Києвом пройшли тисячі націоналістів

The National Bank of Ukraine banned new Russian banknotes with images of Crimea

Week’s balance: price hikes, IMF prospects, and no money for roads